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Treat your documents right

How to handle documents correctly: e-mail management, e-invoices and mobile scanning are among the topics at the ECM Forum.

03 Mar. 2016

If you are looking for a competitive edge, consistent digitalization is key. The best way to achieve this is with the right content management strategy in your company. It not only makes company processes faster and more efficient, but also makes them legally airtight.

The entire ECM sector is presenting itself at CeBIT under the heading "ECM digitalizes mid-sized businesses". Led by the digital association Bitkom and the Association of Organization and Information Systems (VOI), over 250 exhibitors are demonstrating software innovations for document-based workflow and services in Hall 3. The CeBIT cluster "ECM, Input/Output Solutions" is the sector's most important information and consulting platform.

The meeting place and center of Hall 3 is the ECM Forum organized by Bitkom. During CeBIT, around 60 presentations will be held by experts, providing answers to up-to-date questions and an extensive overview of ECM trends. Decision-makers from SMEs can take an in-depth look at the advantages and ways of applying modern ECM systems, meet all the important providers, and compare their solutions.

Among the themes addressed from Monday to Thursday during CeBIT are e-mail management and invoicing, cloud solutions and data security, the new EU standards for electronic invoices, the invoicing standard ZUGFeRD, contract management with SAP, digital signatures, digital archiving, the eIDAS regulation, multi-channel communication, handwritten signatures in the digital world, mobile scanning, open interfaces for ECM systems and the new Bitkom GOBD checklist for DMS systems. On Friday at CeBIT, the stage belongs to a series of startups which are bringing new ECM-based solutions to the market.

The forum supplements the exhibitor stands in Hall 3. Companies presenting industry-specific ECM solutions – especially for SMEs – include d.velop, Easy Software, ELO Digital Office and Kyocera. Optimal Systems is also showcasing its formula for making mid-sized and corporate groups more efficient and successful.

DocuWare is focusing on cloud services and mobility. Among other things, this software company is presenting the third generation of its mobile app that facilitates working outside of the office. In addition to the new user interface, DocuWare Mobile provides expanded workflow functionality and great user friendliness.

The company windream is revealing version 6.5 of its ECM system at CeBIT, which will be available soon. According to windream, this new user interface in the form of an ECM cockpit simplifies the system and makes it faster. Eleven partners are accompanying windream to CeBIT, including Athena-Solutions, Konica Minolta and Pitney Bowes.

Visitors can experience the latest systems for printing and scanning in Hall 3 at the stands of Konica Minolta, Brother, the Fujitsu subsidiary PFU (EMEA) Ltd., and Kodak Alaris.

Cortado is bringing its innovative "ThinPrint Hub" to the fair. Together with ThinPrint Engine 10.6 FR1, it allows for fast and secure printing in the field. Visitors to CeBIT have the opportunity to experience this hardware before its official release. In addition, the company is showcasing its new enterprise mobility solution "Cortado Corporate Server". Experts will present live demonstrations showing how BYOD devices can be securely managed, what "Android for work" means, and what "mobile collaboration" looks like.

Janich & Klass are presenting a new, self-developed and even faster XINO Scanner S722 along with the latest version of its capture solution DpuScan. "Ink instead of laser" is the motto at Epson. This printer manufacturer is showcasing its extensive portfolio of environmentally friendly inkjet printers with all the attendant solutions and services. It is also showing its WorkForce Pro RIPS system with an ink capacity of up to 75 000 pages. In addition, Epson has developed a cost calculator that estimates the CO2 emissions of printing infrastructures along with electricity savings.

Kodak Alaris is also displaying its innovations. The focus is on solutions for shared scanning, digitalization in a thin client environment, and web-based and mobile scanning solutions. The company’s latest production scanner recognizes metal paper clips and stops the in-feed before they can jam or damage the machine.

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